No team called Scottie Reynolds' name in the NBA draft in June. The Phoenix Suns eventually called the Villanova guard's name for a summer-league spot and an invitation to training camp.
But Prima Veroli, a second-division team in Italy, trumped that, signing him to a 1-year contract that includes some financial guarantees.
"The financial offer was something that blew us out of the water," said Lee Melchionni, one of Reynolds' agents.
Reynolds, the fourth first-team All-America in Villanova history and the Wildcats' second-leading career scorer with 2,222 points, had mulled the Suns' offer, but, Melchionni said, "The financial security that Prima Veroli's offer provides made this a sound decision for Scottie."